Black History Month

We invite you to participate in Black History Month activities and events here at your local library, join a Beanstack reading challenge, and learn more about Black history with our staff-curated book lists to honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

Read, learn and complete activities honouring Black History Month. Participants may enter a draw for prizes. Click below for more details!

Black History Reads

Black History Reads

The Pickering Public Library Anti-Black Racism Working Group (ABRWG) is a community based group, focusing on Library services with a lens of anti-Black racism. The ABRWG reviews community feedback and identified priorities, and collaborates with Library staff to create and implement action plans for improvements and enhancements. Recommendations and action plans will focus on identified systemic discrimination impacting the Library experience for community members who self-identify as Black.

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The City of Pickering proudly joins all residents, organizations, and community partners across Durham Region in celebrating Black History Month as we collectively honour and centre the experiences, histories, contributions, and achievements of diverse Black communities in Canada and around the world. Throughout the month of February and beyond, we encourage staff, residents and community partners to take time to learn, reflect and engage in the many initiatives across Durham Region that honour Black Excellence.

Visit for a curated collection of activities that you can participate in each day of the month. Click on each of the activity prompts to access links to each resource.

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